Pressure...

Jun. 1st, 2009 09:56 am
threadwalker: (Death Raven)
So much pressure. Read more... )

On the other hand, the kids continue to crack me up and make me proud. The only pressure there is the pressure I put on myself.

Upon arriving at Erinwood, I inform them we will make a round of "hello's" before we set up camp.

Miss E, "But I'm shy. Do I have to talk to everyone?"
Super N, "E, you just need to face your fears."

It's so hard to keep the laughter on the inside when I hear the wisdom they share back and forth.

We watched some friend's kids on Friday and my kids were great hosts. Miss E was enchanted with the 2 yr old and they played for hours. (She informed me she wants a baby sister. har har har... so easy to want but very hard to live with).

We went to a BBQ on Saturday and they wow-ed the non-parents in the crowd by heeding me when I said "no" to more cookies. And they played really great with the host's kids, too. Super N once again organizing games all the kids could play. It's so interesting to watch him develop self-confidence.
threadwalker: (happy in my own world)
All that sewing is not for nothing
and I am gonna finish something, dang it
Preparing to go in style to Dickens Faire )
Dickens Faire
hoop-a-palooza )

Dickens Fall-Out
my muse has the road map )

Sunday...
All the BEST Vampire Hunters go to church )

And my good deed for the day,... I left the kids w/ Dad so I could go to Children's Hospital in Oakland and volunteer at the Christmas party for the Hemaphilia foundation, which is heavily oriented towards youths. It was very touching. These kids get daily shots of clotting agents just so that they won't bleed to death from bumping into furniture or falling off a bike. I'm not sure what I expected, but they looked and acted just like my kids, which I think is a testament to being able to live normal lives through the aid of pharmaceuticals. Saving lives for a living is soooo cool.
threadwalker: (Default)
Mom your ride: (along the lines of Monster house, but for a mom-mobile)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEFE3B0Rje0

Great line I heard on "Rugrats" this morning:
Raise your kids, not your voice.

I got 8+ hrs of sleep last night. I'm bouncing off the walls and very chippy ... and sharing my "joy of life" with co-workers. (Some are not sharing in my pep and I've gotten a few startled looks. Right now I've locked myself in my office as a precautionary protective measure for co-worker sanity). I think I was like this a lot more before I had kids. I vaguely recall being more rested and more zippy. I feel great. This is usually the mood I'm in when I volunteer for SCA offices or BIG projects. (any of your recruiters can pipe down. Don't ask; even if I have a sanity failure, I now make a point of running everything past Hubby and Apprenti and they will say "NO".). Unfortunately, I got NOTHING done from my "to do" list last night.... I did other important things, like snuggling the kids at bed time and Nicholas read to me... it was freaking amazing. I fell asleep with both kids, all three of us tucked into his bed and talking about wolves and wolf-pack dynamic. How cool is that?

Tonight, I'm taking off to apprentice house to drape and scheme and sew. And.. lol... is she reading this? I wonder if she'll see this... I won't say. I have a rabbit up my sleeve. She mentioned wanting to learn something way-back-when and I may start that tonight too. .. heh. It will totally depend on her.
threadwalker: (Default)
What a weekend!!

Friday - I took a day-long seminar at Rakkassah. Read more... )
Saturday: Took Evie to Tribal Throwdown and we had dinner at family place.

Tribal Throwdown Read more... )

Saturday night: dinner at MILs. I made some of the food, she made her wonderful pot roast. God - I could just wallow in that!!! And the chocolate bread pudding was a hit. My MIL snaked the recipe, which I got from the internet. So not like a big secret.

And I met her BF. Totally adorable. And his little dog, named Muffin, was a hit with the kids. Nicholas made up a song about Muffin that day and then sang it to her. Then, since Evie had these new dance fans and we brought them (of course, mommy, they are new and I'm going to show nanny...), they danced with the fans. Nicholas informed us he was dancing the "ninja dance", which involves chopping, leaping, and falling plus sound effects. I just crossed my fingers that it didn't become the "how to poke out your eye while doing a ninja dance" evening. Evie was on board with her big brother and Ninja-leaped with her fan, too. We couldn't stop laughing. And no one put an eye out. (whew!)

We got home and I was so tired. What a full day! I fell asleep putting the kids to bed. When did I get so old? lol. Or maybe I'm just slowing down to "normal" as some of my friends my suggest...

I started my Sunday out right. After an evening of guinness-fondue, pot roast and bread pudding, I went to the gym for a good hour. I did 30 min of cardio and then did a full circuit (upper and lower body). (and today my hamstrings are sore.. I did maximum effort and since I was only doing 1 set, did each rep really slow).

I went shopping right after the gym. I have no summer clothes that fit and got some shorts and a spring dress for work. I have a rant building up about women's clothing sizes and the liars that market this stuff. But I'll save it for another time.

After that, it was family yard day and house cleaning day. Read more... )

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